The Proactionary Imperative debates the concept of transforming human nature, including such thorny topics as humanity's privilege as a species, our capacity to 'play God', the idea that we might treat our genes as a capital investment, eugenics and what it might mean to be 'human' in the context of risky scientific and technological interventions.
Author Steve Fuller: Steve Fuller is Augustus Comte Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.He is author of eighteen books including Humanity 2.0: What It Means to be Human Past, Present and Future, Dissent over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism, Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science, The Intellectualand Science vs Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution. His work has been translated into twenty languages.
Introduction 1. Precautionary and Proactionary as the 21st Century's Defining Ideological Polarity 2. Proactionary Theology: Discovering the Art of God-Playing 3. Proactionary Biology: Recovering the Science of Eugenics 4. A Legal Framework for the Proactionary Principle The Proactionary Manifesto